The Ashtar Youth Theatre International Festival takes place every two years at Ashtar Theatre in Palestine. A dynamic Palestinian Theatre with a progressive global perspective. Aims to promote creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of speciﬁc training and acting programs and services and professional theatre performances. ASHTAR is a non-proﬁt theatre organization that was established in 1991 as the ﬁrst theatre training organization for youth in Palestine. One of ASHTAR’s pioneering specialties is a highly successful genre known as Forum Theatre. The purpose of Forum Theatre is to promote a more active dialogue and commitment for change within the society. ASHTAR’s core troupe of professional actors performs several high quality plays during the year introducing new theatre forms in Palestine. Increased cooperation with internationally known actors and directors ensure continuous professional development of the team, students and the wider theatre community as well as improve the entertainment culture in Palestine.
Hosted by The Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, the La MaMa Spoleto Open is curated by La MaMa Umbria International, artistic residence, study and production center founded in 1990 by Ellen Stewart, founder and former artistic director of La MaMa Theatre in New York. This event aims at give support and visibility to emerging artists from all over the world. The 2019 Program includes several shows, mostly interdisciplinary, with the participation of artists of different nationalities.
The Festival takes place in the Vittoriale degli Italiani amphitheater, in a context rich in history, and in its wonderful park, elected in 2012 “ Most beautiful park in Italy ”. A place suspended between art, culture, nature and beauty.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June.
Established in 2001 and the biggest cabaret festival in the world, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar.
The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
Brave Festival – the festival of the brave, of the people who say where they are from, what their values are, traditions and spirituality. This is not a festival about works of art but about the art which can save and protect thousands of forgotten, abandoned, lonely cultures and people.
Our mission is to bring together children from all over the world in an atmosphere of friendship and respect for each other’s cultures. We do so by joining together children in artistic experiences aimed to inspire them to imagine a better future for themselves and their communities and provide them with tools to help realize their aspirations.
International Theatre Festival KONTAKT has been organized by Wilam Horzyca Theater since 1991. KONTAKT enabled to review and promote the most interesting theatrical events from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and their confrontation with theatres from Western Europe KONTAKT became a mediator of multinational, sometimes uneasy agreements in the new reality.
As part of the KONTAKT, accompanying events are held – art exhibitions, film projections and concerts. The performances are accompanied by meetings with artists, which are a very important element of the festival. The festival KONTAKT is a competition, the participating performances are assessed by an international jury which awards three top festival prizes. There is also the possibility of funding awards by individuals, institutions and companies.
Based on the global interest and Chuncheon city’s support, Chuncheon’s representative theatrical company ‘Hyunsung’ was participated in the Swiss International Theater Festival in 1986, the India Theater Olympiad in 1989, the AACT International Theater Festival in 1990, and the All Japan Amateur Theater Festival in 1990. Since the Chuncheon International Theater Festival, it has been held every three years and has been held annually since 2002.
Since 2016, the Chuncheon International Theater Festival has changed its name to Chuncheon Theater Festival.
Every summer we invite the most exciting downtown companies to present their latest projects in an environment of generosity, dialogue, and inspiration. Ice Factory is a place where artists can take risks, try out new ideas, and bring their projects to a new level.
Plays introduced in Ice Factory have gone on to garner Drama Desk nominations, Obie Awards, Audience First Awards in Edinburgh, Off-Broadway productions, commercial runs, and national and international tours.
When the Montpellier Danse Festival was created in July 1981, it arose from a double will. On the one hand that of Georges Freche, new mayor of a city he shakes vigorously to make a metropolis shining in the present. On the other hand that of Dominique Bagouet, just installed in this city, to create a choreographic Center in line with the no less vigorous decentralization of choreographic life driven by the public authorities. The entire development of Montpellier Danse is conceived in this dual principle of origin: this manifestation is pegged to the bubbling movement of the New Dance (and its extensions), while maintaining a fidelity clearly assumed to a political project.
Dance, theater, concerts, performances, cinema, meetings and parties are on the program of Festival de Marseille which will unfold in the city. The Festival brings together public and artists from elsewhere and from here and plays with the city in its plurality and diversity. Hybrid, festive, traveler and connected to the world, the Festival lives to the rhythm and image of Marseille.
A 24-day trip to which you are invited, alongside more than 50 artists. White cards, musical and performative courses in 10 atypical venues of the metropolis, new creations, theatre, dance, performances, surprises, 15 free concerts.
ANT Fest is our annual, month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering theater, comedy, music and hybrid theater-makers who fill our stage with their most dynamic ideas.
URB is an annual urban art and culture festival that presents the influence of ever-changing urban and youth culture on different forms of contemporary art. The festival is produced by Kiasma Theatre.
URB makes space for incompleteness, enables experiment and connects communities, artists and actors. The festival events spread out from the museum and the black box to various urban spaces, asking to whom and on what terms urban art can exist.
For 16 years, Black and White Theatre Festival has presented a huge variety of different styles: dance theatre, ballet, pantomime, circus, traditional drama, opera, puppet theatre and street performing. The purpose of the festival is – to represent the international theatre in all its manifestation and genres.
Silence Festival gathers the most interesting performances and artists from Finland and abroad to Lapland. The multidisciplinary program of art and culture is spread in and around Kaukonen village. At the Silence Festival you will experience art, beautiful nature and a very special atmosphere.
Kunstenfestivaldesarts is an international arts festival dedicated to contemporary theatre, performance and dance. It occasionally also opens itself to film and visual arts. It is the live character of these disciplines that brings them all together. The festival explores hybrid and unconventional forms, and always addresses these fundamental questions: what can live on stage mean today? Who is represented? And who’s watching, who’s experiencing this live moment?
The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.
Each year, the Theatertreffen brings remarkable productions from the German-language region as well as the works of emerging artists to Berlin. What are the topics, aesthetics and focus points informing the theatre today? Together with artists, scholars, journalists and – of course – the audience, the festival looks at both the status quo and the future ahead of us.
MACH 33 fosters compelling conversations about scientific, mathematical, and technological questions by staging readings of new, unpublished plays by Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. The plays in the festival offer stories that capture our imagination and ignite our curiosity about science.
Nová dráma/New Drama is different every year. To program it anew forces the organizers to listen carefully, to follow European trends and to harmonize them with Slovak particularities. The aim is to model a festival that will always surprise and, perhaps most of all, confirm the meaningfulness of presenting and promoting new Slovak drama.
Following in the footsteps of Brighton, London and of course Edinburgh, Cardiff will enjoy an annual shot of affordable theatrical delight from both new and established theatre companies, held in a range of local venues.
The Taipei Arts Festival continues to be in this city, bringing together the creativity of outstanding artists from home and abroad, inviting citizens to participate together, presenting themselves with art, embracing differences with dialogue, presenting Taipei’s characteristics and vitality, connecting the world. The cultural landscape of the city.
Through each edition of the festival, our mission is to promote the best of international and national contemporary theatrical creation and be Quebec City’s big celebration of theatre.
Being both a festival and a producer, the Carrefour international de théâtre is a meeting point for artists, arts professionals and the public. We work in close collaboration with the theatre community by being a complement and a partner in making theatre and creation thrive.
Focussed on theatre, the Carrefour’s choices are surfing the flow of today’s trends in contemporary theatre. Its program can be distinguished by the quality, eclecticism and diversity of the experiences offered to the public. The aesthetics and the subjects, where circus, dance and art often interact, and the great diversity of locations where the plays are presented are other prominent qualities of the Carrefour.
The First National Veterans Theatre Festival, a partnership between the Feast of Crispian (FoC) and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, runs in Wisconsin every May.
ANTISTATIC International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance started in 2008 as the first festival in Sofia with this profile. It was initiated in the context of the efforts of the Balkan network for contemporary dance Nomad Dance Academy to promote and to develop this art form in the Balkan region and to make it one of the vital dance centers in Europe.
Over the years, ANTISTATIC Festival has established itself as a platform for new forms and practices in dance and performance and till now it has presented groundbreaking works by both emerging and acknowledged international artists.
The program of the festival offers a variety of shows and experiences. True to its eclectic, multidisciplinary line and international, the festival will welcome both confirmed artists as emerging.
Since its creation in 1992, the Puppet Theater in Paris has the challenge of defending and promoting contemporary forms of puppet theater. The festival is dedicated to contemporary puppetry in all its forms will allow to express even more strongly the richness, the diversity and the inventiveness of this art.
Printemps des Comédiens is an international theater festival, popular and accessible to all, both for its artistic line and the practice of low rates, with a diverse choice: classical shows, contemporary, circus, young companies, world cultures.
The International Contemporary Theater Festival will feature renowned theater makers from all over the world. You can see premieres, guest performances and workshop presentations.
In a nutshell, SPAC aims to present a joyous and inspiring the festival that remains deeply rooted in its home region of Shizuoka while also connecting to the wider world through theatre.
KONTRAPUNKT (Counterpoint) is one of the oldest theatre festivals in Poland. It integrates the whole artistic environment of Szczecin with theatre artists, writers and poets, fine and photography artists among them. KONTRAPUNKT exposes the latest trends and developments in Polish and German theatre. It confronts the achievements of recognised artists with interesting experiments by the emerging artists. Besides the Jury Awards, the general public gives out Grand Prix, the major prize of the festival.
The “Theatre Confrontations” in Opole are Poland’s most important review of classical Polish drama on stage. The festival provides a taste of the various approaches taken in staging texts belonging to the canon of Polish dramatic literature. During each year’s festival proponents of the faithful reconstruction of classic plays confront those who favour production approaches that update, enliven and reinterpret these texts.
I wanna be with you everywhere is a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wants to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability.
Deszka is a festival of contemporary Hungarian drama and theatre held in Debrecen (Hungary).
MATA presents an internationally-recognized festival, now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, each spring in New York City of new music by early career composers selected from a free global call for submissions; MATA Presents, an acclaimed series of occasional concerts held at venues throughout New York, now in its eleventh season; and MATA Jr., currently entering its third season: an evening of music by pre-college composers, mentored by emerging composers, and performed by an ensemble of their peers.
In line with its slogan of “Fujinokuni (The Mt. Fuji region) and the world are connected through the performing arts,” SPAC will introduce a wide range of cutting-edge theatre programs from Japan and abroad at venues in Shizuoka City and the surrounding, wonderfully scenic area. In a nutshell, SPAC aims to present a joyous and inspiring festival that remains deeply rooted in its home region of Shizuoka while also connecting to the wider world through theatre.
Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, we are North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company. Each season, we present a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues. We produce classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare.
HIFA is about art, and art is about life. Indeed art is life. It is creative; it heals; it unifies. It brings light to where there was once only darkness. It brings hope to where there was once only despair.Times are hard in Zimbabwe, nobody can deny that. The explosion of artistic creativity unleashed by HIFA brings light and hope and banishes darkness and despair. It enables the people of Zimbabwe to show the world their resilience and strength in the face of adversity. It enables them to show that this country is indeed unique in its character and its people’s qualities such as hospitality, generosity and friendship. It is a beacon to the world saying, come and share what makes our country great; come and share our brotherhood and sisterhood; come and share our love of the arts and humanity.
The Festival reflects our contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities. It challenges artists and audiences to be bold and take a risk. Through the work of artists of Aotearoa and across the world, we aim to unify, enlighten and inspire the people of Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and our many visitors.
One of the oldest professional theatre festivals in the country where the most interesting and important plays of the previous season made in Poland and Europe are presented. The main objective of the event is to confront the most remarkable Polish and European plays; however, the program is interdisciplinary and, apart from plays, it offers numerous side activities, such as discussion panels with the participation of Polish and international guests, exhibitions, and concerts. The jury of the festival is the audience who selects the Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Play.
Stage Songs Review is devoted entirely to the art of song interpretation. It started in 1976. Today, on stage – not only musical but also, and perhaps above all, in a dramatic theatre – the song is no longer just an addition. This is a legitimate way of presenting creative thought, sometimes more important than the spoken word. To watch how music and word complement each other and co-create a new quality is the core sense of the Wrocław festival.
Lagos Theatre Festival (LTF) is the largest performing arts festival in Nigeria and West Africa.
It was created to promote the presentation of theatre in unconventional spaces. Through the festival, theatre makers and producers are supported to expand their practice beyond traditional theatre spaces by creating work that responds to any given space.
The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost festival of its kind. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.
The Embassy of India in Egypt and Teamwork Arts present ‘India by the Nile’, a celebration of the essence of India through classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and sports in a medium, which perfectly amalgamates the contemporary with the classic.
Since the festival’s inception in 2013, India and Egypt, natural allies with colourful cultural legacies, and with affinities towards the performing and visual arts, cuisine and objets d’art, have come together in wonderful artistic partnerships. It is culture which weaves together bilateral relationships in the real sense of the terms – no dialogue is more effective and memorable that that which is based on the matrix of a country’s heritage, an integral part of its identity. And it is dialogue which is proliferated through partnerships in art, that forms the building block for enduring future relationships.
Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival that takes place over three weeks between March and April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF includes local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF breaks new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing both audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way.
Theatre Olympics is an international theatre festival that runs every few years in different locations and presents the greatest theatre achievements around the globe. Theatre Olympics 2019 is a large scale international festival, a venue for development of global theatre integration and dialogue between theatre professionals from around the world. The festival program includes performances by best foreign theatres and national theatres from various Russian regions, as well as lectures and workshops by leading theatre figures. With Saint Petersburg as its main host city, the Theatre Olympics runs from March to December 2019.
Founded in 2004 and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the annual multidisciplinary Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the world through co-commissions and the international presentation of innovative Arab creativity. In essence, Abu Dhabi Festival strives to deepen global cross-cultural dialogue whilst inspiring a deeper interest in the cultures of the Arab world.
The Festival will expand its year-round contribution to Perth’s cultural life and be central to supporting the next generation of creative thinkers. We will commission and present works that give voice to this generation and we will commission acclaimed national and international artists to collaborate with our local artists.
TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) is a space where professionals from various places in the world who explore the possibility of contemporary performing arts exchange through performance and meeting programs to gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market and moved in 2011 to the “Creative City” Yokohama. Reinforcing its focus on Asia and having started to involve itself in Asian co-production, TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.
The Festival takes special care in presenting each year a rich and homogeneous programme focused around a special theme, celebrating the culture of a country or a city, or exploring a special subject. The Festival likes to be daring in its choice of artists, works and performances.
The Jos Repertory Theatre presents the annual Jos Festival of Theatre which has become a nurturing ground for new playwrights, new directors as well as creating an insight into the Nigerian theatre repertory. Featuring plays from the international repertory, new plays as well as landmark Nigerian plays, the festival is currently the only existing private independent theatre festival in Nigeria. We accept new plays all year round for possible performances during the annual festival.
Opera Forward Festival explores our desires, fears and dreams. With five groundbreaking opera’s and three OFF Days featuring a new generation of opera makers
Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists.
Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014. Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court. Since 2011, undercurrents has has hosted 16 world premieres and presented 6 productions as part of their under development program.
More than any other cultural event, Sydney Festival defines Sydney’s personality. For over four decades we have presented international artists who guarantee headlines, and whose presence in Sydney adds to the Festival’s buzz and prestige
Over the last 14 years, The Public’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public’s mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, Under the Radar Festival has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.
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Performance Space 122’s Coil Festival explores the vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures, and perspectives. Full of inquisitive and dynamic work created locally, across the US, and around the world.
Santiago a Mil is an event that welcomes all approaches and cultures. It’s an invitation to take part in unique events, share unforgettable experiences and to start conversations based on multiple artistic forms.
Every January since 1994, the capital and different cities in Chile become the perfect setting for the performing arts and for different audiences to come together. For three weeks, the festival is held, an exceptional event for contemporary creations, with a high level of artistic excellence and productions that are extremely relevant, both socially and politically.
Each version is made up of outstanding pieces from Chile and abroad, all of which are permanently exploring, pushing the limits, mixing and creating new versions of theater, dance, music, performance, circus, visual arts and the cinema – just some of the different styles from around 25 different countries. Artists such as Pina Bausch, Ariane Mnouchkine, Royal de Luxe, Robert Wilson, Christoph Marthaler, Jan Fabre, Krystian Lupa, Ivo van Hove, Romeo Castellucci, Lemi Ponifasio and Thomas Ostermeier, have all taken part in the festival.
Santiago a Mil also breaks down the country’s territorial, economic and social barriers, taking its free program to 20 Metropolitan Region neighborhoods and 15 of the country’s cities.
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporeans and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with the twin purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.
• To cultivate the imagination through the traditions and contemporary practices of the art of puppetry.
• To establish Chicago as a cultural center for puppetry by presenting work of the highest quality as well as creating access to leaders and innovators in the art form through workshops and classes.
Sin Muros celebrates the range of Latinx voices and stories reflecting the diversity of local Texas communities.
ITFoK will mobilise ‘forms’ to stage this transitive contemporary. It will seek to reflect upon the state of democracy, call attention to alternative voices, and propose different futures or ways to remember. In this spirit, all kinds of performative works are welcome – proscenium plays, performance-readings, live art, promenade theatre, follow-art, site-specific theatre, game-narratives, endurance-art, documentary-theatre, intimate-plays, lecture performances, flash-drama, theatre-on-the-internet, or any other work that experiments with participation, interaction, and the political urgency of live art forms. The intention is to employ the theatric to form a community of interest, to imagine new geographies of space, of body, and of the mind. ITFOK will imagine our theatre as a deep, horizontal comradeship.
International Divine Comedy Theatre Festival gives a chance to see, in a matter of just one week, some of the most intriguing plays of the season from theatres throughout the country.
Divine Comedy is a theatre holiday where the best Polish shows are presented in the true Polish showcase. Apart from Polish shows, competing for the best show of the year title and the Divine Comedian prize, there are also foreign theatre groups, and meetings with philosophers, theatre theoreticians, and critics that accompany the festival.
Our annual celebration of theatre. First held in 1983, the Prithvi Theatre Festival has become an annual event in the Mumbai calendar. There is no one theme – the Festival simply seeks to explore and celebrate theatre in its diversity – local, national, international; old traditions, new forms, cross-currents – and to share theatre with our audiences.
This enterprise set the purpose of exposing Israeli drama and encouraging its staging in theatres throughout the world. Ever since the Institute’s establishment, Israeli plays are staged in major theatres around the world.
The goal is to remember that a good theater is important in Estonia. To this end, we invite small changes to the Estonian Theater Festivals and their intervals. For example, we bring the theater to those who will otherwise stay away from it due to lack of time, a distant habitat, or other prophet. Or, we raise the theatrical role to the front of theatrical issues and thoughts in the thoughts of theatrical artists and theatrical artists.
Bangkok Theatre Festival is a grand contemporary theatre event of Thailand with the greatest number of artists, works, and audience. Objectives are: to create awareness and interest in theatre among the public and gain public support, to provide support and space for new practitioners to showcase their work and for old practitioners to produce and perform new works on a regular basis, and to develop and strengthen the network of theatre practitioners for future sustainability.
Simbiòtic Festival is a multidisciplinary festival of performing arts that offers contemporary and accessible programming, both for audiences with sensory diversity and for performing arts enthusiasts.
Three days of exceptional theatre: Come join us!
November is the month of Diwali feasting – karanjis, pedas, barfi, ladoos… And for the last nine years, books. Yes, Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest brings to the city a veritable feast for the mind.
HELLERAU – European Centre of the Arts, located in Dresden, near the borders to the Czech Republic, but also to Poland, sees itself as a hub between Western and Eastern Europe with the associated questions of identity and history in a regional and global context. HELLERAU is concerned to invite its neighbours* and to stimulate a dialogue beyond the rapid politics of the day through contemporary stage arts.
SPIELART has been exploring and researching new trends and movements in the world of international theater since 1995, in order to present them to audiences in Munich every two years. The antennas are aimed at unusual forms of expression and aesthetics, current topics, strong personalities, and impressive productions. SPIELART, however, also always concentrates on posing questions about theater itself as an art form, and on consistently re-exploring or re-establishing theater with approaches from the fringes. Important accents of the festival’s platform are also its entrenchment in the city’s cultural life and the dialogue between the city’s artistic and institutional energies.
23rd edition of Konfrontacje Teatralne is another “turning point” for the Festival. We begin to build programme for the next years – experts in Polish theatre, Wojciech Majcherek and Łukasz Drewniak, are responsible for the selection. The new curators chose a quote from Stanisław Wyspiański’s Study on Hamlet – What is there to think? – as a motto of this edition. They created a very diverse theatre programme revolving around Polish way of thinking, which is a kind of reflection on the troubled times. This is the “old spirit” of the new festival. We always wanted to share such thoughts with our audience. We invited recognized creators including Maja Kleczewska, Ivan Vyrypaev, Anna Smolar, Theatre of the Eighth Day and the Czech director, Jan Mikulášek. For the first time students of directing from Cracow and the Warsaw theatre academies will present their works.
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. It presents a bold and exciting line-up of boundary-pushing contemporary arts each year and is revered by audiences and critics alike.
The International Theatre Schools Festival ITSelF is a theatre biennial, organized by The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland. The main objective of ITSelF Festival is to promote theatre culture and young talents of the stage, share experiences, bring cultures closer by gathering artists together, as well as to present Poland as a country which supports culture and appreciates its influence on the development of the society.
The Festival of New Dramaturgies is organized since 2002 by the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz. Its repertoire features world premieres of theatre plays. Every edition has a specific theme.
The China Shanghai International Arts Festival is a major international cultural event hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and hosted by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. It is the only national-level comprehensive international art festival in China. Since 1999, the China Shanghai International Arts Festival has been guided by the concept of “innovative development” and has adhered to the road of brand development. It has become an important window for China’s foreign cultural exchanges and one of the most influential art festivals in the international art scene.
FETO aims to be a space of appreciation, visibility and promotion of theater produced in schools, universities and free and technical courses. Being a student festival par excellence, it also houses in its program training activities, cultural exchanges and meetings with professionals of the scenic arts. Added to this, a work of formation of audience directed, mainly, to children and young people.
The International Festival of Londrina, the oldest theater festival in Latin America, opens its curtains and inaugurates the urgently needed show: the spectacle of diversity, of tolerance , of humanism.
A multidiscplinary contemporary international performing arts Festival based in the city of Badajoz, region of Extremadura, southern Spain.
This festival takes all its meaning and its interest to be accompanied by a real field work, intended to facilitate access to the culture of disabled people and to promote social diversity in theaters, cinemas and libraries. It showcases high quality contemporary ‘art and disability’ work.
The MUSON Festival of the Arts starts with the Youth Concert, Musiquest Grand Finale featuring 8 finalist in Competition, and an Art exhibition. In partnership with Society of Nigerian Artists.
The Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) is Korea’s largest international performing arts festival with the largest scale and history in Korea. It is co-hosted by the Korea Arts Management Support Center and the Korean Culture and Arts Committee sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism .
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating contemporary choreography across the capital. Our mission is to celebrate contemporary choreography. We do so enthusiastically and collaboratively through an annual, international London festival, through year-round creative learning opportunities for all ages, and by developing choreographic talent. Our aim is to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and stimulate interest in the power of the body in motion.
Bâtard Festival brings together a bewildering mix of theatre, dance, performance, film, plus a discursive program and a publication. It is a platform for non-established artists, thinkers, and writers.
A grand celebration of the art of performance and a hub for cultural exchange amidst the stunning backdrop of ancient canals and alleys, the Festival consists of various inter-related parts: the Specially Invited Plays, the Emerging Theatre Artists Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, and the Wuzhen Dialogues, etc. The entire town of Wuzhen, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, is transformed into a stage, and theatre lovers all over the world are invited to enjoy this tantalizing feast of the theatrical arts.
For over 50 years Dimitria Festival continues to represent the most modern trends in all artistic forms and to utilise the heritage of Thessaloniki and Greece. Through new artistic landscapes of sound, image, and experience, operatic elements are combined with puppetry, technology becomes a crucial part of the performing arts, the performative practices of theatre and dance meet performance art, Greek musicians meet international musicians.
The International Theater Festival MESS has been innovative from its very beginnings, prepared in all the previous leadership through its history, even in unbelievable circumstances, in Sarajevo creating a cultural refuge for all generations, risking and investing in the bravest and most interesting art projects. That is exactly why the International Theater Festival MESS is one of the leading festivals of this part of Europe.
TBILISI INTERNATIONAL is founded by Tbilisi Municipality, by initiative of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2009. Charm of one of the oldest cities in the world – Tbilisi – its atmosphere and diversity , its culture and life, its vitality is something, that could create unforgettable experience and inspiration for all participants.The Festival runs every year and is one of the major events in International life of Georgia. But not only – it is becoming one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia, attracting attention of the most well-known, creative, provocative and innovative theater productions from the world, a meeting point of Europe and Asia, of many countries and places in one of the most beautiful, warm, unique theatrical and cultural TBILISI, the capital of Georgia.
Founded in 1967, through the initiative of Mira Trailović and Jovan Ćirilov, BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) has continually followed and supported the latest theatre trends, becoming thus one of the biggest and the most important European festivals.
FringeArts is Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that stretches the imagination and boldly defies expectation. As the city’s lead experimenter in the arts, FringeArts exposes audiences to unpredictable dance, theater and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators who are pushing the boundaries of art-making and redefining the artistic landscape worldwide. Each September, the organization presents the annual Fringe Festival, a 17-day celebration that fills the city’s neighborhoods with more than 1,000 curated and independently produced contemporary performances.
Crossing the Line is an international arts festival for New York City produced by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with leading cultural institutions. France has a long history of supporting national and international cultural practices, welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives from around the world. FIAF, as the leading French cultural institution in the US, critically maintains that practice through the Crossing the Line Festival, presenting leading-edge artists from France and the US alongside their peers from around the world.
Dublin Fringe Festival is a platform for the best new, emerging Irish arts companies and a showcase for the finest international contemporary performing arts. For artists, Fringe facilitates opportunities to innovate, to cross boundaries and strengthen the conditions in which they work. For audiences, Fringe is the place to discover meaningful, exciting and unforgettable cultural experiences.
A festival organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, which is non-competitive and aims to create a state of communication and dialogue between different peoples and groups from the theater and to perform, in addition to introducing the public in Egypt and the Arab region to the latest trends in the theater scene, and to provide a window from which the playwrights around the world on the latest developments in the theater scene in Egypt and the Arab countries.
Oriente Occidente was founded in 1981 to actively strengthen the role of contemporary dance in Italy. As one of the leading European dance festivals, Oriente Occidente hosts artist residencies, seminars, lectures, workshops and performances, which encourage exchange between cultures, genres and languages of contemporary dance. Oriente Occidente hosts leading artists’ and companies’ premieres from all over the world, at the cutting edge of the form. The programme is of the highest quality to promote development, availability and diversity of dance for audiences and mass media.
ANTI began life in 2002. Held annually in Kuopio, Finland, the city hosts the festival, projects by artists from around the world inhabit the spaces of public life – homes, shops, city squares, business, forests, lakes – and directly engage communities and audiences in the making and showing of their work. The festival is free to attend.
The Festival unites all tendencies of the artistic and theatrical progress. It is shaping a positive image of the city and of the whole country on the international theatrical arena. It also stimulates the development of the theatre in the region. The Festival helps the city to attract tourists to the city and to expose the best pieces of world culture to the audience of our country.
An international event bringing together theatre companies and dance groups from Turkey and abroad with the audience, The Istanbul Theatre Festival was first held in 1989. Once every year, the festival hosts carefully selected companies and artists that open up new horizons for both the audience and the art world by bringing national and international, classical and contemporary renditions to the stage through its unique lens.
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival was co-founded over coffee in 2016 by Lenore Skomal, Rick Sayers, Abby Judd and Melissa Gordon. Their goal was to create a theatrical celebration of the highest standard which truly valued the playwrights and their work whilst setting a new bar for other indie-festivals. BBTF’s inaugural year saw 20 playwrights develop, hone and produce their new works for a total audience of thousands.
One of the most vital and dynamic cultural events in Warsaw. Jazz, pop, cabaret revues, theatre, literature, visual arts, history and tradition of Jews, Poland, Warsaw. A wide-ranging offer for children and families.
nternational Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy is the only festival in Poland that rejects the division of genres and currents and does not grade the artists as professionals and amateurs, presenting at the same time the most interesting theatre phenomena which define cultural identity of a modern man. In the events offered such identity is determined by the modern language of art that follows its own ways and search for the references to tradition. Here every year there meet prominent musicians, dancers and masters of word.
We come to the Contemporary Scene, the largest international festival of performing arts in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the country. Always attentive to the commitments to protect individual rights and freedoms, the Festival presents reflective tone, even in arid times for the maintenance of rights that should be innate to society.
The International Theater Festival of Manizales is a cultural festival that takes place annually in the city of the open doors, located in the region of the Coffee Region of Colombia.
Founded in 1980 as an annual international meeting of independent theatre groups, the Zürcher Theater Spektakel quickly evolved into a cultural event of international appeal. Today it ranks among the most important European festivals for the contemporary performing arts. This success story has been based on consistent and artistically outstanding programming, a unique atmosphere, the large number of engaged and open-minded spectators. These ingredients have made the Theater Spektakel a popular venue for both renowned and upcoming theatre and dance companies from all over the world.
We believe that THEALTER, which has received the EFFE Label of the European Festivals Association for the second time, continues to be a festival which can cherish its traditions and achievements as well as succeed in renewing itself so that it can always offer more to its audience and the theatre community. During these 9 days, we offer about 60 events at 11 venues, including 5 premieres, 7 Hungarian premieres, open-air performances, a show for children, and Q and A’s with artists, so hopefully everyone will find something to their liking. We are certain that our programme series will again be full of surprises and unforgettable moments.
The Festival successfully brings together a general public and international creation for an original alliance. Avignon is also a state of mind: the city is an open-air forum where festival-goers discuss the shows and share their experiences as spectators. For a month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and living culture.
The international Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival is one of the key events in European theatre, bringing together performances, workshops and meetings with artists from every corner of the world. The Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival showcases today’s most interesting theatrical trends inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Since 1997, it has been taking place annually with the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (from 2008) and the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation as the main organisers of the event.
CATF’s commitment to new work is an annual festival of new plays by American playwrights, most often premieres or second or third productions. CATF focuses on plays that deal with contemporary issues that boldly challenge and entertain audiences.
George Town Festival delivers an entirely new way of experiencing arts to everyone. The festival embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age or background.
Every year since 1948, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence is dedicated to presenting a program of great diversity: opera productions, works of youth and celebrities Mozart’s operas, contemporary creations, rediscovery of Baroque masterpieces, chamber operas, not to mention exceptional concert posters.
8th, 9th and 10th July 1999: the first edition of Crater Surfaces, the first festival devoted to street arts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Denis Lafaurie, the director of Crater, the national scene in Alès, where to go to take your place. Moreover, he wanted to prove that the role of the actor on the streets is just as significant as their role in the theater room. During the first few years, an annual theme was chosen: ‘mechanical structures,’ ‘family meeting,’ ‘movement,’ ‘a strange atmosphere,’ ‘and’ back to the place. ‘ Since 2010, the festival has become international and has made its name as “Alès international outdoor festival”.
The precursor to Finnish city festivals, Jyväskylän Kesä has strived throughout its history to stay ahead of its time and try new things. At the core of our multidisciplinary art programme are classy and interesting performances best experienced on the spot.
The quadrennial exhibitions, festivals, and educational programs act as a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations. PQ aims to honor, empower and celebrate the work of designers, artists and architects while inspiring and educating audiences, who are the most essential element of any live performance.
Malta Festival Poznań takes place at a special time, when the world around us – the near, local, and global reality – is falling apart into many non-matching narratives and images. Although, as Europeans, inhabitants of democratic countries, we are used to believe that we live in the most peaceful times since the end of World War II, the conflict determines the dynamics of our lives, social relations, possibilities.
LIFT has been at the forefront of ground-breaking international theatre since 1981, making and supporting radically open work that disrupts convention, has the power to unite strangers, celebrates our shared humanity and explores the political and social urgencies of our times.
For 22 years, the Festival has delighted audiences with an outstanding mix of entertaining and inspiring programs. Internationally acclaimed dance, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking circus, ground-breaking theatre and engaging speakers define the Festival as our region’s premier arts and culture destination. The June Festival boasts over 170 events and at least 85% are totally free. Year-round programs include special town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning and implementing mini-festivals in inner-city neighborhoods, and our Visionary Leadership Award. Each year we welcome artists and speakers from all over the world – Angelique Kidjo, Bristol Old Vic, Handspring Puppet Company, Rosanne Cash, Little Richard,The National Theatre of Scotland, Yo-Yo Ma, Druid Theatre, Kronos Quartet, Spike Lee, and Salman Rushdie have all shared their talents and ideas. New Haven’s walkable historic downtown core and warm June weather forms the perfect backdrop for this highly accessible, international event.
Our mission is to create bold, innovative, and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, and economically diverse region: enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring our audience through the celebration of great plays. We aim to redefine the landscape of theatre by presenting thought-provoking productions drawn from the new and classic canon, as well as through the development of new plays, new audiences, and new artists for the future of American theater. We produce theatre that matters.
We choose: Unconventional theatre, Intersections of artistic and social practices, hybrids of forms, genres, techniques
We prefer: process over result, experiment over production, documenting new experiences over illusions, partnership over genius, noname over star power.
July , Ramallah, Palestine
July , Santa Maria Reggiana, Italy
June , Italy, Europe
June , Adelaide, Australia, Oceania
June , Wrocław, Poland
June , Toruń, Poland
June , Nami Island, South Korea
June , New York, United States
June , Montpellier, France
June , Marseille, France
June , Lille, France
June , New York, United States
June , Helsinki, Finland
June , Imatra, Finland
June , Kaukonen, Finland
May , Brussels, Belgium
May , Vancouver, BC, Canada
May , Berlin, Germany
May , Pasadena, California, United States
May , Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
May , Cardiff, United Kingdom, London
May , Taipei, Taiwan, Asia
May , Québec, Canada, North America
May , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
May , Narodno Sabranie Square Sofia, Bulgaria 1000
May , Paris, France
May , Paris, France
May , Montpellier, France
April , Berlin, Germany
April , Shizuoka, Japan, Asia
April , Szczecin, Poland
April , Opole, Poland
April , New York, United States
April , Debrecen, Hungary
April , New York, United States
April , Shizuoka, Japan
April , Stratford, Ontario, Canada
April , Harare, Zimbabwe
March , Auckland, New Zealand
March , Łódź, Poland
March , Wroclaw, Poland
March , Lagos, Nigeria
March , Dunedin, New Zealand
March , Cairo, Egypt
March , Cairo, Egypt
March , Alexandrinsky Theatre, Ostrovsky Square 6, Saint Petersburg, Russia
March , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
February , Perth, Australia
February , Yokohama, Japan, Asia
February , Beirut, Lebanon
February , Jos, Nigeria
February , Amsterdam, Netherlands
February , Ottawa, ON, Canada
January , Sydney, Australia
January , New York, United States
January , New York, United States
January , Santiago, Chile, South America
January , Singapore, Malaysia
January , Chicago, United States
January , Houston, Texas, United States
January , Kerala, India
December , Kraków, Poland
November , Mumbai, India, Asia
November , Israel, Asia
November , Estonia, Europe
November , Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
November , Barcelona, Spain
November , Guwhati, Assam, India
November , Mumbai, India
November , Dresden, Germany
October , Munich, Germany
October , Lulin, Poland
October , Australia, Oceania
October , Warsaw, Poland
October , Bydgoszcz, Poland
October , Shanghai, China, Asia
October , Belo Horizonte, Brazil, South America
October , Londrina, Brazil, South America
October , Badajoz, Spain, Europe
October , Île-de-France, France
October , Lagos, Nigera
October , Seoul, South Korea
October , London, United Kingdom
October , Brussels, Belgium
October , Wuzhen, China
October , Thessaloniki, Greece
September , Sarajevo, Bosnia
September , TbilIsi, Georgia
September , Belgrade, Serbia
September , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September , New York, United States
September , Dublin, Ireland
September , Cairo, Egypt, Africa
September , Rovereto, Province of Trento, Italy
September , Kuopio, Finland
September , Lviv, Ukraine
September , Istanbul, Turkey
August , New York, United States
August , Warsaw, Poland
August , Łódź, Poland
August , Brasília, Brazil, South America
August , Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
August , Zurich, Switzerland
August , Szeged, Hungary
July , Avignon, France
July , Gdańsk, Poland
July , Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
July , Penang, Malaysia, Asia
July , Aix-en-Provence, France
July , Alès, France
July , Jyväskylä, Finland
June , Prague, Czechia
June , Malta, Poland
June , London, United Kingdom
June , New Haven, Conneticut, United States
June , Dorset, Vermont, United States
June , Moscow, Russia
April , Niagra-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada